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How to Choose the Best Tour for You

choose the best tour

What’s the difference between a hosted and an escorted tour? What is a FIT? Does independent travel mean you are entirely on your own without any travel support? Picking the wrong type of tour for ..

5 of the Best Cities to Sightsee by Bicycle

There are many ways to see a city. As a dedicated cyclist, I love to do it on two wheels. Getting around by a bus tour, taxi or even driving yourself limits your interaction with ..

New Enhancements for Viking River Cruises

Viking River Cruises is consistently voted the best-in-class by some of the most prestigious recognitions in the travel industry. In 2019, Viking was again named the #1 River Cruise Line by Condé Nast Traveler in ..

What is a REAL ID and Why Do You Need One?

In 2005, Congress passed the REAL ID Act, setting security standards for state-issued driver’s licenses and identification cards. Beginning October 1, 2020, you will need a REAL ID-compliant credential or another acceptable form of ID ..

9 Ways an Expert Travel Advisor Improves Your Experience

Many travelers enjoy researching destinations and experiences for their next trip. That’s truly part of the fun – learning about and anticipating what you’ll do in person. But with the profusion of online sources touting ..

What Do Business Travelers Want from Travel?

what business travelers want

It’s a well-accepted premise that face-to-face interactions facilitate business objectives. Thus, travel continues to be a necessary part of doing business in today’s global economy. Most business travelers enjoy their time spent traveling for work ..

5 Caribbean Wildlife Encounters That Will Delight You

Warm sun and stretches of golden sand are an undeniable draw of the Caribbean but getting a chance to play with the wild locals was a highlight of my recent western Caribbean cruise. No, I’m ..

The Best Style Guide for What to Wear on Cunard

Cunard’s long legacy of refined and graceful travel reflects a timeless sense of style. The iconic cruise line has carried the famous and well-heeled across the Atlantic and around the globe for nearly 180 years. ..

This is Why You Need a Travel Bucket List Immediately

I want to visit the Taj Mahal. Someday I’ll see polar bears in the wild. I’m going to dine in a Michelin-starred restaurant before I die. These are items on my travel bucket list. As ..

The Best Experiences in Belgium for First Timers

Belgium may be famous for its chocolate and beer, but this relatively small country has so much more to offer. Travelers who enjoy history, cultural sites, world-class museums, and fine food will love Belgium. It’s ..